"To do God's will -- this was the goal upon which the saints constantly fixed their gaze. They were fully persuaded that in this consists the entire perfection of the soul. "

St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"When the devil has failed in making a man fall, he puts forward all his energies to create distrust between the penitent and the confessor, and so by little and little he gains his end at last."

St Philip Neri

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"Before a man chooses his confessor, he ought to think well about it, and pray about it also; but when he has once chosen, he ought not to change, except for most urgent reasons, but put the utmost confidence in his director."

St Philip Neri

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FROM THE "PENNY CATECHISM"

     

re Article 2 of Apostle's Creed

31.

What is the second article of the Creed?

 

The second article of the Creed is, 'and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord'.

 
32. Who is Jesus Christ?

 

IJesus Christ is God the Son, made man for us.

 
  33. Is Jesus Christ truly God?
 
 

Jesus Christ is truly God.

 
34. Why is Jesus Christ truly God?
 

Jesus Christ is truly God because be has one and the same nature with God the Father.

 
35. Was Jesus Christ always God?
 

Jesus Christ was always God, born of the Father from  all eternity.

 
36. Which Person of the Blessed Trinity is Jesus Christ?
 

Jesus Christ is the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity.

 
37. Is Jesus Christ truly man?
 

Jesus Christ is truly man.

 
38. Why is Jesus Christ truly man?
 

Jesus Christ is truly man because he has the nature of man, having a body and soul like ours.

 
39. Was Jesus Christ always man?
 

Jesus Christ was not always man. He has been man only from the time of his Incarnation.

 
40. What do you mean by the Incarnation?
 

I mean by the Incarnation that God the Son took to himself the nature of man: 'the Word was made Flesh'.

 
41. How many natures are there in Jesus Christ?
 

There are two natures in Jesus Christ, the nature of God and the nature of man.

 
42. Is there only one Person in Jesus Christ?
 

There is only one Person in Jesus Christ, which is the Person of God the Son.

 
43. Why was God the Son made man?
 

God the Son was made man to redeem us from sin and hell, and to teach us the way to heaven.

 
44. What does the holy name Jesus mean?
 

The holy name JESUS means Saviour. Matt. 1:21

 
45. What does the name Christ mean?
 

The name CHRIST means Anointed.

 
46. Where is Jesus Christ?
 

As God, Jesus Christ is everywhere. As God made man, he is in heaven, and in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar.What do you mean by a mystery?